July 2012

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Building Canadian Agriculture from the Seed Up As we enter the summer months of 2012 and farmers start to look towards the harvest season and beyond, the Canadian Seed Trade Association is also anticipating the future, given momentum in key areas tha…

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Provincial Government Closes Winnipeg’s Cereal Research Centre The Cereal Research Centre in Winnipeg will be shut down as part of a wave of federal budget cuts that could affect 775 public-sector jobs across the Prairie provinces, according to the…

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An in-depth overview of the global seed industry.From GM trials in India to red clover research in the U.K. STATUSISF Radha Ranganathan, director of technical affairs for the International Seed Federation, attended the seventh Commission on Phytosani…

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EU: Patent ExemptionsThe European Parliament wants to protect European breeders from excessive patent protection, which it believes could stifle innovation and progress. In a non-binding resolution adopted at the start of May, it says products such a…

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CSGA AWARD WINNERS Honourary Life Membership AwardsRobert Graf began his career in 1987 with the Saskatchewan Wheat Pool. He has headed Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada’s winter wheat breeding program at the Lethbridge Research Centre, and was…

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Seed Treatment: A Tool for Sustainable Agriculture Seed treatment technology has come a long way since the use of salt brine in the mid-1600s. Today seed treatments deliver clear environmental, economic and social benefits, making the technology a pe…